Cans of beer in hold luggage

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Cans of beer in hold luggage

Post by Col » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 01:16:51


Hi all,

Going to Japan in a few weeks and was hoping to take a couple of tins as
'souvenirs' for my in-laws, is it safe to put them in my hold baggage (I
know you can't take aerosols etc) or should I carry them in my hand luggage.

Thanks,

Colin.

 
 
 

Cans of beer in hold luggage

Post by Mike Cordell » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 01:51:59


You can certainly put them there, but they may want to make sure they are
cans of beer and open the bags.  I've never had a problem with them opening
or anything like that, but have had them looked at.


Quote:> Hi all,

> Going to Japan in a few weeks and was hoping to take a couple of tins as
> 'souvenirs' for my in-laws, is it safe to put them in my hold baggage (I
> know you can't take aerosols etc) or should I carry them in my hand
luggage.

> Thanks,

> Colin.

 
 
 

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Post by Fshndgs4 » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 02:29:13


<< Going to Japan in a few weeks and was hoping to take a couple of tins as
'souvenirs' for my in-laws, is it safe to put them in my hold baggage (I
know you can't take aerosols etc) or should I carry them in my hand luggage.>>

Only do that if you want everything in your bag to come out smelling like beer
because I can't imagine that the cans of beer would escape being smashed,
squashed & severely dented during transit.

 
 
 

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Post by Jenn » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 03:45:19




> << Going to Japan in a few weeks and was hoping to take a couple of tins as
> 'souvenirs' for my in-laws, is it safe to put them in my hold baggage (I
> know you can't take aerosols etc) or should I carry them in my hand luggage.>>

> Only do that if you want everything in your bag to come out smelling like beer
> because I can't imagine that the cans of beer would escape being smashed,
> squashed & severely dented during transit.

why would they?  I ship bottles of cosmetic stuff all the time and it is
rare that one leaks -- and then it is blown cap on those 'easy open' caps

cans of beer amongst the clothes and books should be fine.  bottles are
another matter.

 
 
 

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Post by Col » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 04:35:01


I've a hard sided case so they shouldn't get damaged, I was more worried
about them exploding/bursting due to the air pressure.
I've carried the odd tin of course in my hand luggage before but just
thought it would save me lugging them about, rather let the airline do it
for me!

Thanks for all the replies,

Colin.

 
 
 

Cans of beer in hold luggage

Post by Dennis G. Rear » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 03:41:26



Quote:> << Going to Japan in a few weeks and was hoping to take a couple of tins
as
> 'souvenirs' for my in-laws, is it safe to put them in my hold baggage (I
> know you can't take aerosols etc) or should I carry them in my hand
luggage.>>

> Only do that if you want everything in your bag to come out smelling like
beer
> because I can't imagine that the cans of beer would escape being smashed,
> squashed & severely dented during transit.

In Nov 1999 I brought a case of Victoria Bitter with me from Melbourne,
Australia to Newark, NJ.  I lost one can.  I punctured it while taking it
out of the boot (trunk) at the Melbourne Airport.  That was my only loss.
If you do this you should wrap the case in strong plastic.

dennis

 
 
 

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Post by Bjorn Munc » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 05:07:30


[Col]:

Quote:> I've a hard sided case so they shouldn't get damaged, I was more worried
> about them exploding/bursting due to the air pressure.

So do I, but I once took some beer cans with me from Germany in a
suitace which was only half full.  Now that was not very smart.  Of
course, the cans got thrown around and one of them had hit something
sharp and was punctured.  Yuck!  So do make sure your suitace is full!

--
Bjorn Munch

 
 
 

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Post by DALin » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 05:37:28


bursting isn't a problem - those aluminum cans will take a full vacuum and
still not open.  As long as they don't FREEZE...


Quote:> I've a hard sided case so they shouldn't get damaged, I was more worried
> about them exploding/bursting due to the air pressure.
> I've carried the odd tin of course in my hand luggage before but just
> thought it would save me lugging them about, rather let the airline do it
> for me!

> Thanks for all the replies,

> Colin.

 
 
 

Cans of beer in hold luggage

Post by DALin » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 05:36:13


assuming you have the room and weight capacity you would be much better off
carrying it on (assuming it's glass).  I carried a bottle of Thai whisky
(glass) and they didn't bat an eyelash.  IF packed in bubble wrap, don't
worry about cargo, though - it'll get there OK (based on my experience)

took several cans of soda (a 6-pack, oh my aching arm) to Thailand from the
US outbound with no problem as well


Quote:> Hi all,

> Going to Japan in a few weeks and was hoping to take a couple of tins as
> 'souvenirs' for my in-laws, is it safe to put them in my hold baggage (I
> know you can't take aerosols etc) or should I carry them in my hand
luggage.

> Thanks,

> Colin.

 
 
 

Cans of beer in hold luggage

Post by Beth Gorril » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 06:05:56


I put fragile,cylindrical items like cans of beer or  bottles of hot sauce
inside plastic bags, then slip them inside my sneakers in my checked
luggage.
Big foot
 
 
 

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Post by Clark Wilhelm Griswold, Jr » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 08:29:56



>bursting isn't a problem - those aluminum cans will take a full vacuum and
>still not open.  As long as they don't FREEZE...

Passenger aircraft cargo spaces are pressurized and heated.
 
 
 

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Post by Casime » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 09:26:32


Quote:> Going to Japan in a few weeks and was hoping to take a couple of tins as
> 'souvenirs' for my in-laws, is it safe to put them in my hold baggage (I
> know you can't take aerosols etc) or should I carry them in my hand

luggage.

Remember that poor woman who was forced to drink the ***
milk she was carrying to prove to the dim-bulb screeners that it was
harmless?  If you carry your beer in your carry-on bag, you might be
told "Sir, you're going to have to drink that here, now."   ;-)

Casimer

 
 
 

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Post by Edwardse » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 09:57:17



Quote:<daling43[delete]-at-hotmail.com> writes:
>bursting isn't a problem - those aluminum cans will take a full vacuum and
>still not open.  As long as they don't FREEZE...

That reminds me of shipping ice cream from Austin, Texas (Blue Bonnet) by
checked in luggage. It always arrived hard frozen.
edwardseco
 
 
 

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Post by d cutch » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 12:42:28


FWIW
have carried bottles of wine--probably too many--one at a time per
international trip, in my rollaboard which accompanies me usually in
biz but on occasion in coach. Only once did I have to unpack the whole
thing during x-ray.ALWAYS enclosed the bottle in a plastic bag  and
then encased the whole in (small bubble)bubble paper. The bubbles
prevented the bag from shock and even if the bottle were then
compromised for any other reason, the outer bag would preevent
leakage. NEVER had a problem in 13 years, but had earlier lost aerosol
shaving creme in stowed luggage.
 
 
 

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Post by Snow » Wed, 16 Apr 2003 22:01:33


Quote:> Passenger aircraft cargo spaces are pressurized and heated.

Only if the airline took the option of cargo heat, some do and some don't
depends on what climate the aircraft will mainly operate.  Air France has
some 321's without heat due they mainly operate them in the Mediterranean,
but this causes a problem when these planes are operated in colder climates
which is bound to happen when another aircraft need's extended maintenance.

Snow...

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